Hope Farms

Enjoy this look into our work at Hope Farms, used with permission of UnitedHealthcare Services, Inc.

We realize that we can't stop at teaching kids to reach for the healthier option, we must help parents and caregivers provide it. We are working in Houston to establish a robust urban agriculture and local produce distribution system to ensure that tasty, affordable, fresh food choices are available to everyone.

Thanks to a generous seed grant from Wells Fargo Foundation and support from a diverse array of generous foundations--including UnitedHealth Foundation, corporations and philanthropists, we are building the Hope Farms Showcase and Training Center in the heart of Houston's historic Sunnyside neighborhood--in view of downtown skyscrapers. Hope Farms integrates growing, education and community engagement on 7-acres--it's where everything we do comes together. Using organic methods to generate significant crops in the midst of one of the city's largest food deserts, we train U.S. Veterans to become new urban farmers, provide jobs and internships for neighborhood youth, and cooking and gardening classes for all Houstonians of every age. An on-site farm stand offers fresh produce, eggs and honey to the neighbors--near and far. We will incubate our new farmers' urban farm businesses or connect them to good jobs in farming, empowering them to continue to serve their community and support their families.

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You can subscribe to weekly Hope Farm Shares and enjoy year-round deliveries of freshly harvested produce. Details HERE

Find out how you can help us retire the mortgage on our 7.58 acre farm site by becoming a Grassroots Investor or Farmraiser today!

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WE OFFER A FORMAL FARMER TRAINING PROGRAM to empower U.S. Military Veterans as Urban Agriprenuers and prepare them to launch their own micro-farms in Houston and beyond. Learn more

Interested in bringing our fresh produce and hands on classes to your organization or neighborhood? Hope Farms Rolling Green Market delivers significantly reduced-priced, fresh fruits and vegetables from Hope Farms Showcase and Coop members directly to families who are now marooned in Houston neighborhoods that are known as food deserts, or who are otherwise considered to be suffering from nutritional insecurity. With cooking demonstrations and tastings, the Rolling Green Market makes it easier for all Houstonians to access fresh fruits and vegetables and learn skills to support good nutritional habits.

Our Rolling Green Market is powered by a grant from the USDA and won REAL rollinggreenmarket.pngrecognition and support from the US Conference of Mayors, saluting it as an innovative sulution to compat obesity in a large urban community.

Contact us at info-at-recipe4success.org for more information.